Donald Trump‘s pettiness apparently knows no bounds, because Joe Biden isn’t getting what Trump himself got … a government aircraft taking him to D.C. for his inauguration.
Biden just boarded a private jet for the short flight to Washington. Protocol has been for the incoming President to get the courtesy of a military aircraft. Aside from the fact this tradition is rooted in the transfer of power, it’s gotta be safer, with all the bells and whistles that come with it.
FYI … Donald Trump was afforded this courtesy when he flew to Washington on January 19, 2017, the day before he was inaugurated.
This is one in a series of protocol breaks. Among the others …
— Trump hasn’t called Biden to congratulate him on winning the election
— Trump has not invited Biden to the White House
— Trump has offered tepid cooperation in the transition, making it much harder for Biden and his team to prepare for the ascendency to power.
— Trump will not greet Biden on January 20th for tea at the White House before Biden heads to the Capitol
— Trump will not attend Biden’s inauguration
One more tradition … an outgoing President leaves a note for the incoming President in the Oval Office. Trump was effusive about the note Obama left him. Joe Biden … don’t hold your breath.